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Study Abroad


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MISSION STATEMENT

With change being a constant in our lives, higher education takes on greater significance in preparing students to meet new and unexpected challenges. One challenge involves enriching the global perspective of the curriculum. Truman recognizes its responsibility to Missouri, the nation, and the world in preparing students who possess international understanding and potential for leadership. The University also recognizes that worldwide understanding is a characteristic of liberally educated persons.

Truman recognizes that boundaries between peoples, cultures and countries of the world are becoming less significant. Therefore, the realities and possibilities of globalizing the Truman curriculum at home and abroad are explored. Expansion of foreign language and culture programs, additional exchange agreements with international institutions, increases in the number of international scholars and students coming to the Truman campus, and increases in the number of Truman students and faculty participating in study abroad programs are identified means of promoting international understanding.

ALL STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCES APPROVED FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT AT TRUMAN FULFILL THE INTERCULTURAL REQUIREMENT OF THE DIALOGUES.

Truman offers more than 500 study abroad programs in 63 countries. For a current list of programs, please visit the study abroad website at https://studyabroad.truman.edu/.

Truman strives to improve existing programs and develop new ones. Students are therefore encouraged to contact the Center for International Education Abroad (CIEA) to get the latest information on Truman study abroad programs. The Center also provides information regarding how study abroad program credits can be applied to core curriculum requirements, foreign language requirements, or the major or minor program degree requirements. Since it takes time to plan and finance a study abroad experience, students are strongly encouraged to find out about these exciting opportunities early, ideally in their first year at Truman. The CIEA is located in Baldwin Hall, Room 106, telephone 660-785-4076 and e-mail Study Abroad.

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